[Bug 843202] New: Please stop renaming the font

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Wed Jul 25 22:01:55 UTC 2012


            Bug ID: 843202
        QA Contact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
          Severity: unspecified
           Version: 17
          Priority: unspecified
                CC: fonts-bugs at lists.fedoraproject.org, kevin at scrye.com,
                    tagoh at redhat.com
          Assignee: tagoh at redhat.com
           Summary: Please stop renaming the font
        Regression: ---
      Story Points: ---
    Classification: Fedora
                OS: Unspecified
          Reporter: benedikt.morbach+fedora at googlemail.com
              Type: Bug
     Documentation: ---
          Hardware: Unspecified
        Mount Type: ---
            Status: NEW
         Component: linux-libertine-fonts
           Product: Fedora

In Fedora, the "main" font of this package is named "Linux Libertine".
Presumably through a fontconfig file.

If you run any other distribution (or OS) and download the fonts from upstream
or somewhere else, they are named "Linux Libertine O".

This is bad, because for example Libreoffice will record the Fedora-only "Linux
Libertine" and it will look wrong to others, even if they got the font.

I propose changing the name to "Linux Libertine O" and adding an alias for the
old name, as not to break things for Fedora users.

I think the same applies to the Biolinum font, but I haven't checked that

(iirc this has been the case for all versions that I know)

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